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Illegal Use of Hands

Definition

Illegal use of the hands against a player while attempting to ward off a block, cover a receiver, or tackle a ball carrier. There are several restrictions on how a player may initiate contact, such as hands to the facemask of the other player involved in the blocking.

Outcome

10 yards if committed by offense; 5 yards and automatic first down if committed by defense

2020 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 1.56 Illegal Use of Hands penalties per team league wide.

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 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona1621011100100
Atlanta1615001320021
Baltimore1842001315010
Buffalo1815010425031
Carolina16640042540214
Chicago1721511115101
Cincinnati160020015001
Cleveland1800000320121
Dallas160010000100
Denver1600100225111
Detroit16110001428022
Green Bay17215002210011
Houston16210120215220
Indianapolis172702015001
Jacksonville1600000110110
Kansas City17530114215111
Las Vegas16110201110010
LA Rams180000000300
LA Chargers1654515000000
Miami160030000000
Minnesota160020015010
New England16215002315212
New Orleans181510115210
N.Y. Giants1600100430222
N.Y. Jets160010000000
Philadelphia1615001215020
Pittsburgh170000019010
San Francisco1611010100000
Seattle1721510200000
Tampa Bay18325103210211
Tennessee17215011317021
Washington1743202200000
Totals2665034422212950344222921